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3.9
21,260 Ratings

Being John Malkovich

Directed by Spike Jonze
United States, 1999
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama

Synopsis

A lowly puppeteer takes a job as a file clerk in an office, only to discover a mysterious portal that transports a person into the mind of actor John Malkovich, only to be spit out alongside the New Jersey Turnpike fifteen minutes later.

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Being John Malkovich Directed by Spike Jonze

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1999 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

1999 | Special Mention: Future Film Festival Digital Award

Academy Awards

2000 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2000 | 2 wins including: Best First Feature - Over $500,000

2000 | Nominee: Best Male Lead

Village Voice Film Poll

1999 | Winner: Best Film

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